A Brief Moment Captured: Rice in the Fall of 1965

When I came in to work today, I discovered that we had received a packet of photographs in the mail. I’m not totally sure of their origin but they all seem to have been taken at the same time and they were printed in November 1965, the same year that Jackie McCauleybecame Rice’s first black co-ed. Although from today’s vantage the overwhelming impression they create is one of wide open spaces, whoever took them captured the campus already mid-way through a decade of tremendous change. Look closely.

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Bonus: Art? Or plumbing?




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4 Responses to A Brief Moment Captured: Rice in the Fall of 1965

  1. Jenny Judge says:

    On the bonus, neither art nor plumbing, but a worm. It’s the sound worm project from Architecture’s spring Charette. Mike Williams wrote up a piece on it in January, see link: http://news.rice.edu/2014/01/28/interactive-intrigue/. It’s getting to its final worm state, but still has a little way to go.

  2. Barney L. McCoy says:

    To the left and to the rear of that open space by the Biology Building, they grazed sheep that were used in experiments (in the mid 60s). Barney L. McCoy, Hanszen 67

  3. Deborah Gronke Bennett (BSEE Hanszen 1982) says:

    I love the open lawn in front of Hamman Hall, a view now lost forever.

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